Salty Peters Guide Service operates out of Port O’Connor and offers fishing trips within the area year round. Captain Jon has been fishing the Port O’Connor/Seadrift area (West Matagorda, Espiritu Santo, and San Antonio Bays) for over 15 years and has lots of experience to share with all of his guests.

You can either wade or fish out of a 26’ Mowdy catamaran that accommodates up to 4 guests. This bay boat is perfect for exploring the back bays and/or shorelines.

During your trip, you will use either artificial lures or live bait (live bait cost - not included within daily rate), depending upon your comfort level, your request, and what the fish are biting on You will target Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum and can either fish a full day or half day.

Captain Jon has all the rods and reel. If you want to wade and need the gear (except for boots) he has that too. All you will need to bring is your fishing license, snacks and drinks of your choice for the day. Trips include fish cleaning.

It’s easy to get ready for a trip with Salty Peters Guide Service. Secure your place on the boat on time and join the action.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    Fish the bays in the Port O'Connor area using artificials, live or dead bait. Enjoy chasing Red, Trout, and Flounder on the flats or in the back bays. All gear is provided upon request (except for wade boots if you want to wade). Keep in mind that if you want to use live bait, it's charged $100 extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Fish the bays in the Port O'Connor area using artificials, live or dead bait. Enjoy chasing Reds, Trout, and Flounder on the flats or in the back bays. All gear is provided upon request (except for wade boots if you want to wade). Keep in mind that if you want to use live bait, it's charged $100 extra.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Eight hours of wade fishing the flats or back bays from Port O'Connor to Seadrift. Enjoy chasing Trout, Red, or Flounder using a combination of artificials, live and dead bait fishing as hard as enjoy. All gear is provided upon request (except for wade boots if you want to wade). Keep in mind that if you want to use live bait, it's charged $100 extra.
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About the Captain

Jon Peters
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2021
Captain Jon has been fishing down in Port O’Connor since 2006. He started out taking family and friends out for a day on the water and progressed into taking clients. With his family being from the area, being on the water is second nature. Captain Jon is a full time guide who lives in Port O’Connor, spends almost every day on the water, and is passionate about sharing his love for fishing with his customers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Mowdy (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Awesome afternoon fish hunt
23 to 25 inch reds and a black ?
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Andrew R.
Prairie View, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best guide ever ! Awesome

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 11, 2022
Captain John really knows his stuff!!  I highly recommend him.  Super nice boat, dock and equipment. It was a blast. He...
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Casi M.
Georgetown, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Jon.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2022
It’s very rare to be able to find a guide that is willing to take children, let alone smaller children (my daughter was 6...
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Alan K.
Crowley, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day trip with Jon Peters

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on April 30, 2022
Caught a few Reds and Specks, but dealing with severe winds! Couldn’t ask for a better person than Captain Peters, and he...
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Blake M.
Fort Worth, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome afternoon fish hunt

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 16, 2022
Captain Peters was awesome! Very friendly and told plenty of funny jokes. The afternoon fish were being difficult to catch...
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Craig O.
Van, TX
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
Capt. Jon was able to put us on fish for the entire trip.  We limited out on Black Drum, caught several Redfish and a couple...
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FAQs about Salty Peters Guide Service

Salty Peters Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Peters Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Salty Peters Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Salty Peters Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Salty Peters Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Peters Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout